Dr. Sebastian Köffer
The panel “The need of impact investing” discusses the critical role of investment decisions in combating climate change and creating positive social change. We explore the facts surrounding impact investment and its relevance to our planet. Impact investing has gained significant traction contributing to sustainable solutions worldwide, e.g., renewable energy, energy efficiency, sustainable agriculture, and other climate-related sectors. However, many argue that the current changes in the industry may not be enough to meet the ambitious climate targets set forth by global agreements. We will navigate the complexities and challenges, striving to bridge the gap between ambition and action, talking about the innovative approaches, partnerships, and policy frameworks that can enhance the startup ecosystem’s ability to drive meaningful change in the face of climate crisis.
Dr Sebastian Köffer works as a managing director at the Digital Hub münsterLAND and promotes the networking of established companies with start-ups to push the digital transformation in Münsterland. He obtained a doctorate from the European Research Center for Information Systems at the University of Münster and has worked as a consultant for business intelligence systems. Sebastian organises numerous start-up events, including the ERCIS Launch Pad and the NRW Hub Battle. He holds a diploma in Business Information Systems from the University of Paderborn.